NASA STTR 2012 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 12-2 T10.01-9724
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX13CK16P
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Innovative Refractory Materials for Rocket Propulsion Testing
PROPOSAL TITLE: Ultra High Temperature Refractory Materials

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing NAME: Villanova University
STREET: 7800A South Nogales Highway STREET: 800 Lancaster Avenue
CITY: Tucson CITY: Villanova
STATE/ZIP: AZ  85756 - 9645 STATE/ZIP: PA  19085 - 1399
PHONE: (520) 547-0850 PHONE: (610) 519-4221

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Zachary Wing Ph.D.
zwing@acmtucson.com
7800A South Nogales Highway
Tucson, AZ 85756 - 9645
(520) 547-0861

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mark Angier
markangier@outlook.com
7800A South Nogales Highway
tucson, AK 85756 - 9645
(520) 547-0856

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Innovative Refractory Materials for Rocket Propulsion Testing is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Legacy refractory materials that have origins dating to the original Saturn program are commonly used in current launch facilities. Although they fail to meet the target requirements, they are the only approved material. Our research team has demonstrated a baseline system during the Phase I effort that combines a non-cement binder, a high temperature macro aggregate, and reactive nano aggregates to produce an Ultra High Temperature Refractory (UHTR). Our UHTR system has sustained short term exposures to 3000C in a laboratory test and excellent resistance to environmental aging. The Phase II effort will optimize the mechanical and thermal behavior based on rocket plume exposure testing.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Rocket Launch/Test Facilities
-Flame deflector/wall liners, bricks, mortar
-Protective layers over secondary launch pad structures that see indirect plume exposure

Spacecraft launch vehicles
-Low cost liners for propulsion systems

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Rocket Launch/Test Facilities
-Flame deflector/wall liners, bricks, mortar
-Protective layers over secondary launch pad structures that see indirect plume exposure

Spacecraft launch vehicles/ Missiles
-Low cost liners for propulsion

Furnace/Kiln refractories

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Ablative Propulsion
Air Transportation & Safety
Ceramics
Composites
Launch Engine/Booster
Nanomaterials
Spacecraft Main Engine
Support
Surface Propulsion

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